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SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Exam

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024: The Staff Selection Commission releases the SSC CGL Syllabus along with the notification PDF on its official website at ssc.nic.in for Tier 1 and 2 exams. A comprehensive understanding of the SSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern is crucial for effective exam preparation. Familiarity with the syllabus enables aspirants to identify the topics that will be included in the examination. Understanding the syllabus helps you to strategize your preparation for the SSC CGL 2024.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024

Candidates can check the detailed syllabus for all subjects like General Awareness, Mathematics, English, and Reasoning. As per the official SSC Calendar 2024, the Notification for SSC CGL 2024 will be released on 11th June 2024. Candidates must go through the detailed SSC CGL 2024 Syllabus for Tier 1 and Tier 2.

SSC CGL Selection Process 2024

The SSC CGL 2024 Selection Process is mentioned below:

  • Tier 1- Computer-based test
  • Tier 2- Computer-based test
  • Tier 2 includes 3 papers i.e. Paper-I, Paper-II, and Paper-III further in separate shifts on separate days.
  • The Data Entry Speed Test has been included in Paper III for 15 minutes in Module II as One Data Entry Task.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2024

SSC will hold a computer-based examination with 100 multiple-choice questions. There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CGL, with 100 questions that account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2024 details are given below:

There is a negative marking of 0.50 Marks for each wrong answer. There is no sectional cut-off. No mark will be deducted if the question is left blank or unattempted by a candidate.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern
Section Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Exam Duration
    1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes(For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 minutes)
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100  200

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 1

The SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 1 examinations comprises 4 sections i.e. GA/GK, Quantitative Aptitude, Eng Language, and Comprehension and Reasoning. The subject-wise SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 details are given below:

SSC CGL Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning

Check syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning below topic wise.

  1. Analogies
  2. Similarities and Differences
  3. Space Visualization
  4. Spatial Orientation
  5. Problem-Solving
  6. Analysis
  7. Judgment
  8. Decision-Making
  9. Visual Memory
  10. Discrimination
  11. Observation
  12. Relationship Concepts
  13. Arithmetical Reasoning
  14. Figural Classification
  15. Arithmetic Number Series
  16. Non-Verbal Series
  17. Coding and Decoding
  18. Statement Conclusion
  19. Syllogistic Reasoning
  20. Semantic Analogy
  21. Symbolic/Number Analogy
  22. Figural Analogy
  23. Semantic Classification
  24. Symbolic/Number Classification
  25. Figural Classification
  26. Semantic Series
  27. Number Series
  28. Figural Series
  29. Word Building
  30. Coding & Decoding
  31. Numerical Operations
  32. Symbolic Operations
  33. Trends
  34. Space Orientation
  35. Space Visualization
  36. Venn Diagrams
  37. Drawing Inferences
  38. Punched Hole/Pattern Folding & Un-folding
  39. Figural Pattern Folding and Completion
  40. Indexing
  41. Address Matching
  42. Date & City Matching
  43. Classification of Center Codes/Roll Numbers
  44. Small & Capital Letters/Numbers Coding, Decoding, and Classification
  45. Embedded Figures

Referring to the previous year’s SSC CGL Question paper, we have mentioned the topic distribution table below for the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam of General Intelligence & Reasoning. You can see that the Number Series has more weightage than others.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Topic Distribution
General Intelligence & Reasoning No.
Embedded figure 1
Dictionary 1
Syllogism 1
Analogy 4
Blood Relation 1
Mirror Image 1
Series 6
Odd One Out 2
Dice & Cube 2
Relationship 1
Venn Diagram 1
Coding 2
Mathematical Operation 2

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Quantitative Aptitude

Candidates can check CGL syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude here.

  1. Computation of whole numbers
  2. Fractions and relationships between numbers
  3. Profit and Loss
  4. Time and distance
  5. Time & Work
  6. Percentage
  7. Ratio & Proportion
  8. Discount
  9. Partnership Business
  10. Mixture and Alligation
  11. Square roots
  12. Averages
  13. Graphs of Linear Equations
  14. Triangle and its various kinds of centers
  15. Congruence and similarity of triangles
  16. Interest
  17. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  18. Circle and its chords
  19. Regular Polygons,
  20. Circle,
  21. Right Prism,
  22. Right, Circular Cone,
  23. Right, Circular Cylinder,
  24. Sphere,
  25. Heights and Distances
  26. Hemispheres,
  27. Rectangular Parallelepiped
  28. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
  29. Histogram

Take a look at the table given below you can find the topic-wise weightage of the questions. In Quantitative Aptitude, there are various topics which have weightage of 3 questions.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Topic Distribution
Quantitative Aptitude No.
Percentage 1
Profit & Loss 2
Time & Work 3
Time & Distance 3
Number System 2
DI 2
Geometry 3
Trigonometry 3
Algebra 3
SI & CI 1
Ratio & Proportion 1
Mensuration 1

SSC CGL Syllabus for English Language and Comprehension

We have given SSC CGL syllabus for English Language and comprehension for all topics below.

  1. Phrases and Idioms
  2. One-word Substitution
  3. Sentence Correction
  4. Error Spotting
  5. Fill in the Blanks
  6. Spelling Correction
  7. Reading Comprehension
  8. Synonyms-Antonyms
  9. Active Passive
  10. Sentence Rearrangement
  11. Sentence Improvement
  12. Cloze Test

Previous year SSC CGL Tier 1 English Language paper consisted of various subjects of which Cloze Test had more weightage than other subjects. Take a reference from the given table:

SSC CGL Tier 1 Topic Distribution
English Language No.
Error Detection 2
Antonym 2
Spelling Error 2
Voice 2
One Word Subs. 1
Idiom 2
Synonym 2
Word Substitution 2
Para-jumbles 3
filler 2
Cloze test 5

SSC CGL Syllabus for General Awareness

General Awareness is also a main topic for which we have given below for SSC CGL Syllabus.

  1. History
  2. Culture
  3. Geography
  4. Economic Scene
  5. General Policy & Scientific Research
  6. Science
  7. Current Affairs
  8. Books and Authors
  9. Sports
  10. Important Schemes
  11. Important Days
  12. Portfolios
  13. People in News
  14. India and its Neighboring Countries
  15. Questions about History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
  16. Questions about Science, Current Affairs, Books and Authors, Sports, Important Schemes, Important Days, Portfolios, People in the News

You can check the SSC CGL Tier 1 subject distribution table for General Awareness section. This will help you to prepare accordingly for the upcoming exams.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Topic Distribution
General Awareness No.
History 3
Polity 3
Geography 3
Economics 2
Science 3
Current Affairs 5
Miscellaneous 6

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2024 (Revised)

Candidates should check the revised exam pattern for CGL Tier 2 exam which is mentioned here for the written test. You can check the pattern for Paper 1, 2 and 3 here for all posts along with the time duration.

  • Staff Selection Commission will be conducting the SSC CGL Tier-2 exam in 3 phases- Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3.
  • Paper I  is Compulsory for all posts.
  • Paper II will be only for candidates who apply for the Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) posts in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
  • Paper III will be only for those candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
  • There is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer on Paper-I, I and 0.50 marks for each wrong answer on Paper II and Paper III.
SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern
S. No. Papers Exam Duration
1 Paper-I: (Compulsory for all posts) 2 hours 30 minutes
2 Paper-II: Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) 2 hours
3 Paper-III: Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer 2 hours

The detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam pattern with the total no. of questions, maximum marks, and exam duration is explained in the table given below:

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 1 Exam Pattern
Sections Module Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
Section I Module-I Mathematical Abilities 30 90 1 hour
Module-II Reasoning and General Intelligence 30 90
Section II Module-I English Language and Comprehension 45 135 1 hour
Module-II General Awareness 25 75
Section III Module-I Computer Knowledge Test 20 60 15 minutes
Module-II Data Entry Speed Test One Data Entry Task 15 minutes

The detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 & 3 Exam pattern with the total number of questions, maximum marks, and exam duration is explained in the table given below:

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 & 3 Exam Pattern
Paper Section No. of question Maximum Marks Duration
Paper II Statistics 100 200 2 hours
Paper III General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Tier 2

The commission has recently made so many changes in the exam pattern i.e. the exam will be conducted in 2 stages only i.e. Tier 1 and Tier 2. The candidates must go through the detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 syllabus mentioned below.

  • Paper I (Compulsory for all posts),
  • Paper II for candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and
  • Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
    Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2024 for Paper 1

Check CGL Tier 2 syllabus for paper 1 in this table mentioned below for all topics,

Section Module  Topics
Section I Mathematical Abilities
  1. Number Systems: Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions, and Relationship between Numbers.
  2. Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time and Work.
  3. Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.
  4. Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.
  5. Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.
  6. Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height, and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2θ + cos2θ=1, etc
  7. Statistics and probability: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart; Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation; calculation of simple probabilities
General Intelligence and Reasoning
  1. Semantic Analogy
  2. Symbolic operations
  3. Symbolic/Number Analogy
  4. Trends
  5. Figural Analogy
  6. Space Orientation and Semantic Classification
  7. Venn Diagrams
  8. Symbolic/ Number Classification
  9. Drawing inferences
  10. Figural Classification
  11. Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding
  12. Semantic Series
  13. Figural Pattern folding and completion
  14. Number Series
  15. Embedded figures
  16. Figural Series
  17. Critical Thinking
  18. Problem-Solving
  19. Emotional Intelligence
  20. Word Building
  21. Social Intelligence
  22. Coding and de-coding
  23. Numerical operations
Section II English Language And Comprehension
  1. Spot the error
  2. Fill in the blanks
  3. Synonyms
  4. Antonyms
  5. Spelling/ detecting misspelled words
  6. Idioms & phrases
  7. One word substitution
  8. Improvement of sentences
  9. Active/ passive voice of verbs
  10. Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
  11. Shuffling of sentence parts
  12. Shuffling of sentences in a passage
  13. Cloze passage
  14. Comprehension passage
General Awareness
  1. India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
  2. Science
  3. Current Affairs
  4. Books and Authors
  5. Sports
  6. Important Schemes
  7. Important Days
  8. Portfolio
  9. People in News
Section II Computer Proficiency
  1. Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organization, backup devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard shortcuts.
  2. Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS Word, MS Excel PowerPoint, etc.
  3. Working with the Internet and e-mails: Web Browsing and searching, Downloading and uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-banking
  4. Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, viruses, worms, Trojans, etc.), and preventive measures.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2024 for Paper 2

We have given SSC CGL syllabus for tier 2 for Paper 2 in this table for the ease of Candidates for all topics.

Subject Topics

1. Collection, Classification, and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.

2. Measures of Central Tendency – Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.

3. Measures of Dispersion- Common measures of dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation, and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.

4. Moments, Skewness, and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; the meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.

5. Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlations (For three variables only).

6. Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.

7. Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial, Poisson, Normal, and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variables (discrete).

8. Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and nonprobability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling, and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only); Sample size decisions.

9. Statistical Inference – Point estimation and interval estimation, properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample, and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, Chit-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.

10. Analysis of Variance – Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.

11. Time Series Analysis – Components of time series, Determination of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.

12. Index Numbers – Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index numbers, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, and Uses of Index Numbers.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2024 for Paper 3

Subject Part Topics
General Studies, Finance, and Economics Part A ( Finance and Accounts)
  1. Financial Accounting: Nature and Scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic Concepts, and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  2. Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, Ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit and loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organizations Accounts, Receipts and Payments, and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.
Part B ( Economics and Governance)
  1. Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role, and responsibility.
  2. Finance Commission-Role and functions.
  3. Basic Concept of Economics and Introduction to Micro Economics: Definition, scope, and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve.
  4. Theory of Demand and Supply: Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumers behavior Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
  5. Theory of Production and Cost: Meaning and Factors of Production, Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
  6. Forms of Market and price determination in different markets: Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition, and Oligopoly and Price determination in these markets.
  7. Indian Economy:
  • Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors Role of Agriculture, Industry, and Services problems and growth.
  • National Income of India- Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
  • Population size, rate of growth, and its implication on economic growth.
  • Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes, and incidence of unemployment.
  • Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.

8. Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalization, Privatization, Globalization, and Disinvestment.

9. Money and Banking:

  • Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.

10. Role of Information Technology in Governance.

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Where can I find the SSC CGL syllabus 2024?

The complete SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Exam is mentioned in this post. Candidates can check their topic wise syllabus here.

Is SSC CHSL and SSC CGL syllabus are same?

The syllabus of SSC CGL and SSC CHSL for Tier 1 examination is almost similar in nature but the difficulty level of the questions are different in both the exam.

Is there any negative marking in the SSC CGL TIER 1 examination?

Yes, there will a negative marking of 0.50 marks of every wrong answer.

Does SSC CGL syllabus change every year?

Staff Selection Commission doesn't change complete syllabus every year. Some minor changes can be seen sometimes in exam pattern or syllabus.

What are the total number of marks in SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2024?

The total number of marks for Tier 1 is 200 for 100 questions. Each question carries 2 marks